Registered Phenomena Code: 292


Excerpt from RPC-292 after anti-memetic pattern screening, including notations from various test subjects in red ink.

Object Class: Alpha-White Neutralized

Hazard Types: h-visual.png Visual Hazard h-infohazard.png Info-Hazard h-sensory.png Sensory Hazard

Containment Protocols: RPC-292 is contained within the ADI1 wing of Site-015's Physics Department. RPC-292 is sealed within a completely opaque envelope bearing RPC Hazard iconography, locked in ADI Safe #437.

As of 14/6/1959, RPC-292 has been reclassified as Neutralized.

Description: RPC-292 is a complex series of esoteric mathematical problems and incomplete proofs inscribed upon an otherwise mundane piece of white letter paper measuring approximately 8.5 x 11 inches, carefully folded and placed into a white envelope addressed "From Elucidator Kruschtya" in poor handwriting.

Subjects exposed to the equations inscribed upon RPC-292 will begin to exhibit manic symptoms such as insomnia, hyperactivity, and vastly degraded temporal sensitivity, all related to a developing obsession with solving RPC-292. At this point it should be noted that symptomatic progression is directly proportional to the amount of progress a given test subject can make in solving RPC-292; effectively limiting the worst of its effects to those with substantial mathematical knowledge.

Over the course of one week following exposure, the cognitive effect of RPC-292 will worsen, and within twelve days subjects will begin to present symptoms of acute schizophrenia including auditory hallucinations and clinical paranoia. It is not uncommon for subjects in this state to request exclusive access to RPC-292, citing concerns of "intellectual sabotage" or theft of the item. A single dose of low-grade amnestics is effective at treating the cognitive effects of RPC-292, as are other methods focused on targeting the subject's ability to recall the equations inscribed upon it.

Subjects retain a perfect photographic memory of the page, recalling the equations written upon it accurately for up to twenty days after exposure or until anti-memetic treatment.

Despite the attention and subsequent infatuation of many of the Authority's finest academics, the equation remains unsolved.

On 14 June 1959, Dr. Yanov successfully solved RPC-292 in his personal study. Upon completion, RPC-292 self-neutralized and Dr. Yanov █████ ██ ███████ █ ██████ ██ █████████ ████████ █████████.

Authority personnel embedded within academic institutions are to be informed of the former properties of RPC-292 and instructed to remain vigilant for its potential re-appearance.


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